Have you ever planned to do a high-altitude lake trek? so planned the unplanned trip to a 4 days trek to the pristine Bhrigu Lake.
So what’s the driving force which takes you there? Answer us after you come back from the expedition. Before planning a trip you must go through these details.
Overview About Bhrigu Lake trek
Bhrigu Lake is the most beautiful high altitude lake of Himachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 14,100 ft. It is an idealized place that is known for its captivating grasslands and Meadows. It is situated to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 km from the Gulaba Hamlet. You can embark on your trekking journey either from Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water spring, close to the town of Manali. There is no civilization in Gulaba and is an area of Pir Panjal mountain range. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.
It is believed that the sage used to meditate near the lake and hence it is a sacred place. The peace and soothing vibes of the place relaxes your mind and energizes your soul with positivity . ; due to this the lake never freezes completely. This lake is held sacred to the sage, Rishi Bhrigu. It lies on the various trek passages of the area. The surprising trail is going to knock your socks off.
Not a very challenging trek, It can easily be ventured even by beginners. The astonishing views of ‘ Deo Tibba’, ‘Hanuman Tibba’, and ‘seven sister’ peaks in the Pir-Panjal ranges, multi-hued carpets of alpine flowers, snow-capped mountains, rare species of animals like – Himalayan Monal, Snow Cocks and Pheasants and pristine water along the trails adds charm to the whole expedition. The beauty of paradise is beyond words so you must go there to feel the reality.
Sitting at such a high altitude near the lake is altogether a different feeling. cherish your trail, recollect the memories you’ve made and spend some time near the glacial lake. Reward yourself with the camping experience undoubtedly it is the most satisfying experience.
What is the best time to visit?
You can go for this trek from Mid – May to October. Although it is a high Altitude trek that can be done for almost four months in a year. also, the trek remains open throughout the year but the temperature and natural calamities like landslides are uncertain. These usually occur during the monsoon period. So try to avoid going trekking during the monsoon or rainy season.
A-Pro Tip –
Before starting the trek you should always do a workout
exercises and stretching exercises to give a kick start to your trek journey.
How to reach?
Firstly You have to reach the base camp i.e Old Manali which is the starting point of your trek. You can hire private cabs or use public transport from Mall road to reach Old Manali.
Detailed Guide –
Day 1 – Delhi – Manali
- Distance – 510 km
- Time took – 12-13 hours
Day 2 – Manali to Kulang
- Distance – 12 km
- Trek to Moridugh
- Distance – 7 km
- Time took – 4 hours
Day 3 – Moridugh – Bhrigu Lake- Moridugh
- Distance – 11 km
- Time took – 8 hours
Day 4 – Departure from Manali
Nearby tourist attractions –
- Rohtang Pass
- Kothi Village
- Vashisht Temple
- Visit the sacred temples of Manali
- Do camping amidst the lush green carpet trails.
- Witness the mesmerizing views, sit in the lap of nature and feel connected to it
- Embrace the beauty of the place and polish your photography skills
- Savor the tempting cuisine from the local Dhabas and eateries
- Enjoy the hot water bath in the Vashisht temple which is very calming and comforting.
Things to carry while trekking-
- Always carry a lightweight backpack along with a rain cover.
- Always carry a First Aid kit.
- Carry a hardcopy of the trek route map along with you.
- Carry all the necessary clothing as per weather requirements.
- Always carry your thermos and munching snacks with you.
- Always carry a torchlight or a flashlight.
- Trekking poles
- Carry your Id proofs along with you
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, matchsticks, and torch
- Keep dry fruits and high-calorie snacks in your backpack
- Carry your camping tents